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Use Of Could Have

In this lesson, we are going to learn ‘Use Of Could Have‘. This is a modal verb and we apply the third form of the verb (past participle). ‘Could have’ is used to say that you didn’t do something which was or wasn’t possible for you in the past even you had the ability to do that.

जब आपको कहना हो कि आप कोई कार्य कर सकते थे लेकिन नहीं कर सके तब आप ‘Use Of Could Have‘ का प्रयोग करोगे।

Use Of Could Have

Let’s understand ‘Use Of Could Have‘ with help of some examples:

  • I could have attended the seminar.

– मैं सेमिनार में भाग ले सकता था

  • She could have cooked food for all the guests.

– वह सभी मेहमानों के लिए खाना बना सकती थी

  • They could have trained him for that job.

– वे उसे उस काम के लिए प्रशिक्षित कर सकते थे

  • We could have studied hard for that exam.

– हम उस परीक्षा के लिए कठिन अध्ययन कर सकते थे

  • He could have scored great marks.

– वह शानदार अंक हासिल कर सकते थे

  • You could have done it so well.

– आप इसे इतनी अच्छी तरह से कर सकते थे

  • I could have performed so better.

– मैं इतना बेहतर प्रदर्शन कर सकता था

  • He could have helped you.

– वह आपकी मदद कर सकता था

  • She could have taught you.

– वह तुम्हें सिखा सकती थी

  • They could have taken you in the market.

– वे तुम्हें बाजार में ले जा सकते थे

Could not have/ Couldn’t have?

Whenever you use the negative expression of ‘Use Of Could Havewe add ‘not‘ after could then it will be ‘could not have.We also use the contraction of could not which is ‘couldn’t have‘. So both ‘could not have‘ and ‘couldn’t have‘ are correct.

  • I could not have attended the seminar.

– मैं सेमिनार में शामिल नहीं हो सकता था

  • She couldn’t have cooked food for all the guests.

 – वह सभी मेहमानों के लिए खाना नहीं बना सकती थी

  • They could not have trained him for that job.

– वे उसे उस काम के लिए प्रशिक्षित नहीं कर सकते थे

  • We couldn’t have studied hard for that exam.

– हम उस परीक्षा के लिए कठिन अध्ययन नहीं कर सकते थे

  • He could not have scored great marks.

– वह शानदार अंक नहीं बना सकता था

  • You couldn’t have done it so well.

– आप इसे इतनी अच्छी तरह से नहीं कर सकते थे

  • I could not have performed so better.

– मैं इतना बेहतर प्रदर्शन नहीं कर सकता था

  • He couldn’t have helped you.

– वह आपकी मदद नहीं कर सकता था

  • She could not have taught you.

– वह तुम्हें सिखा नहीं सकती थी

  • They couldn’t have taken you in the market.
-वे आपको बाज़ार में नहीं ले जा सकते थे

Now, start having a conversation with help of it:

Question: Could you have ___ third form of verb____?

Reply positively: Yes, I could have __ third form of verb___.

Reply negatively: No, I could not/ couldn’t have __ third form of verb___.

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